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This is a blog that I put together to record all the creative projects that I attempt. I started sewing in order to make stuffed toys my daughter wanted, that weren't sold in stores. I found that sewing was relaxing and I kept going from there. I started sewing in July 2011.

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Plush Peacock

I hadn’t sewn in awhile and needed to. This was the result. Inspired by Amy Adam’s pattern that I found in this book: Little Birds. I tweaked it a bit to suit my plushy needs.

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Plush Orange

This cute little guy is a result of my first attempt at the pumpkin (right below). I didn’t have enough segments to make him circular enough. Since his body was already sewed, I stuffed him and experimented with adding furry hair. My daughter actually likes him more than the pumpkin.

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Plush Pumpkin

I wanted to make a pumpkin that was better than last year’s. I didn’t have orange fabric, so I dyed some. Through this first-time dying experience, I learned that not all fabric is dyeable. This rigid, cotton was the only fabric that worked. Even so, I loved the way it came out.

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Plush Ghost

A plush ghost just in time for Halloween.

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Plush Creature

This is a result of wanting to figure out how to sew animal ears. I also used buttons to sew the feet and arms to the body, which allows for moveable parts. I thought he came out rather cute. Total time: 3 hours.

 

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Plush Clam with Zipper Shell

My daughter requested a plush clam with a zippered shell for her birthday. Therefore I had to make it. I stuffed the shell as well to give it an optimum plush feel. A nice compliment to my previous clam prototype.